In conjunction with Ben Gurion University, TanenbaumCHAT teachers have planned a curriculum-based experience in Eilat that focuses on Marine Biology. Students will be working in teams with graduate students learning how to do field research in a range of areas including oceanography, water ecology, and animal behavior. They will work in laboratories, on the water, and if desired, underwater. Much of their work will focus on the aqua culture at the north side of the Eilat bay. Students will also visit key marine institutions and the Inter-University Research Ship.
The program is aligned with the Grade 10 Ontario Science Curriculum and relates directly to the Biology and Earth and Space Science units where, for example, students examine the hierarchical organization of cells from tissues to organ systems in plants and animals and the impact of natural and human factors on organisms and natural systems. It also reinforces what students previously have learned about climate change and ecological systems and further develops their scientific investigation skills.
For a glimpse of how this program will unleash the inner scientist in our students,
watch THIS 50-second clip.
One of the laboratories in which students will be conducting experiments
can be seen HERE.
Our TanenbaumCHAT chaperones are Science teachers Ms. Carr and Mr. Kitchen. Rabbi Buckman will also accompany the students.
The mini-mester will be partially funded and is open to a limited number of students. Departure from Toronto is tentatively set for Sunday, February 8, 2015. Students return to Toronto Thursday, February 19, 2015. The program is scheduled over Family Day Weekend to minimize the number of days students miss school.
Students will be required to do some preparation prior to the mini-mester and will be responsible for a poster presentation at the end. Upon the students’ return to school, their teachers will make efforts to support students catching up.
For more information, come to one of two info nights: 7-8 pm on Monday September 29 at TCW or Tuesday September 30 at TCK. Parents and students are invited.
Please RSVP by noon on September 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org.